Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 release schedule: All episodes and when they arrive

Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryu Ishida (Image via Sportskeeda)
Ichigo Kurosaki and Uryu Ishida (Image via Pierrot)

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 has taken the internet by storm. The highly-anticipated second installment of Bleach TYBW anime has released five episodes so far, with the sixth episode slated to release on Saturday, August 12.

Each episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Separation has been a visual fest with stunning animation. It not only has been faithful to the source material but also has a plethora of anime-only content to keep the audience excited.

As a result, fans are curious about the new Bleach season's release schedule, and how many episodes there would be in this second installment. The complete schedule and the total number of episodes for Bleach TYBW part 2 are provided below.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 Separation release schedule explained

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 2 episode 1 was released back on July 8, 2023, as mentioned below. This ongoing installment of Bleach TYBW is slated to release 13 episodes.


Episode Number

Release Timings (JST/ET/BST/IST)

July 8,2023

Episode 1 (Released)


July 15,2023

Episode 2 (Released)


July 22,2023

Episode 3 (Released)


July 29,2023

Episode 4 (Released)


August 5,2023

Episode 5 (Released)


August 12 2023

Episode 6 (Released)


August 19,2023

Episode 7 (Released)


August 26,2023

Episode 8 (Released)


September 9,2023

Episode 9 (Released)


September 16,2023

Episode 10 (Released)


September 23, 2023

Episode 11 (Released)


September 30, 2023

Episode 12 (Released)


September 30,2023

Episode 13 (Released)


The above table shows the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 release schedule. However, the date and time of the episodes are subject to change if Studio Pierrot announces them in the future.

There will be a break week between episodes 8 and 9, during which a recap episode will be aired instead. In a similar fashion to part 1, episodes 12 and 13 will be aired on the same day as an hour-long installment.

The first season of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War released 13 episodes which covered 62 chapters (480-542) from the Bleach manga. One of the highlights of the first season was Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto versus Yhwach's battle. The first Quincy invasion perfectly set up the mood for the rest of the season, and the fans witnessed greatness.

The Soul Society vs The Sternritters (Image via Pierrot)
The Soul Society vs The Sternritters (Image via Pierrot)

Since 13 episodes of the first part covered 62 chapters from the manga, it's expected that Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 will also cover around the same number of chapters. So far five episodes have been released, and covered chapters 543 to 565 chapters with many rearrangements in the middle. In other words, five episodes have covered 22 episodes.

The second part covered almost the same number of chapters as the first. The finale episode caught up to chapters 609-610 of the manga, leaving the battle between the Zero Squad and the Quinces on an anticipatory note. However, this leaves over 70 chapters to be covered in part 3, which is expected to be the final arc for TYBW anime. So much content might be challenging to adapt to their usual pace, but fans are hopeful Studio Pierrot will handle it well.

Coming to the release times of the episodes, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 2 episodes release at 11:00 pm JST. As of now, only the second episode of the second installment has seen a delay of 30 minutes. Global fans can watch the episodes on Saturday, on multiple streaming platforms, such as Disney Plus, Hulu, Netflix, and Ani-One Asia YouTube channel.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2 episode breakdown archive in chronological order

Episode 1 - The Last 9 Days

Episode 2 - Peace From Shadows

Episode 3 - The Fundamental Virulence

Episode 4 - Heart of Wolf

Episode 5 - Rages at Ringside

Episode 6 - The White Haze

Episode 7 - I Am The Edge

Episode 8 - The Headless Star

Episode 9 - Marching Out The Zombies

Episode 10 - Marching Out the Zombies 2

Episode 11 - Too Early To Win, Too Late To Know

Season Finale - Master/Black

What to expect from Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 2?

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War part 2 has been titled Separation, and it follows the second invasion of the Quincy on Seireitei. The Soul reapers would find themselves in disarray as their home turf will be replaced by Wandenreich of the Quincies. However, they would be able to find out a way to reclaim their stolen Bankai and face the Sternritters once again.

This season moves to the core of the Blood War and features lots of eye-catching battles. So far, fans have witnessed Sajin Komamura with his humanization technique versus Bambietta Basterbine, Renji with his true Bankai versus the Sternritter Mask de Masculine, and anime-original Shinji's Bankai. Fans can expect greatness unfurling in this season of Bleach: TYBW.

As of September 30, 2023, Bleach: TYBW part 2 has finished airing. Part 3, titled The Conflict, has been announced for 2024 with a teaser trailer before the airing of the finale episode.